Anti-Poverty Week runs from the 11th to the 17th of October. This year the focus is on supporting affordable housing for all as the best solution to reducing poverty and partnering with the Everybody’s Home campaign.
Support continues for the Raise the Rate campaign led by ACOSS to ensure that unemployment payments never go back to $40 a day.
More than 3.24 million people live in poverty in Australia, including nearly 774,000 children, or 1 in 6.
Globally 700 million people are unable to meet their basic daily needs and live on less than US$2 a day.
Unemployment has doubled as a result of the COVID-19 induced shut-down.
How can I make a difference?
Email the treasurer campaign –
Join thousands of people and Australian organisations who are calling on Josh Frydenberg to create jobs and homes renters can afford.
Use this template to send a letter to Coalition Ministers/MPs/Senators urging them to fight poverty:
Other events on this week:
Northern Territory Everybody’s Home
Older Women’s Network Resilience in the Age of COVID – Older Women’s Take on Poverty & the Way Forward
Life Course Centre/Melbourne University Families Under Extreme Stress, “Normal” stresses and additional challenges arising from COVID-19
National Rural Health Alliance Home is Where the Heart Is
UnitingCare Tackling child poverty in the wake of COVID-19
St Vincent de Paul Re-imaginging the future: Can we create more equitable communities post pandemic?